Newburgh-Camden Lions Club supports school nutrition…again!
October 12, 2023
(Stone Mills Township, ON) Oct. 12, 2023 – The Lions Club has done it again! A generous donation of
$6500 was made by the Newburgh-Camden Lions Club to The Food Sharing Project to support access to
nutritious food at school. This is the second generous gift from the community service organization this
year to support healthy food at school.
“Along with a donation of $6000 back in April, these two donations will support a year of fresh, healthy
food being provided to Centreville and Newburgh Public Schools,” says Andy Mills, Executive Director
of The Food Sharing Project. Mills was joined by Lions Club members, staff and students at Centreville
Public School on September 20 to receive the donation.
The Food Sharing Project is the charity which provides nutritious food to the schools for in-school meals
and snacks. Each week, over $20,000 of food is delivered to the doors of 88 schools across Kingston,
Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington, at no charge to the schools. The food provided meets nutritional
standards and is used by school staff and community volunteers to prepare and serve healthy meals and
snacks to any student who needs nutrition, no questions asked.
“Young people are our future, and it is important that we give them all the tools they need to succeed,”
says Newburgh-Camden Lions Club Past-President Vic Smith, “and healthy food is the most basic thing
they need to get through the day, and do well at school, and beyond.” The Newburgh-Camden Lions Club
is a small rural chapter of the international organization and runs activities and raises funds to improve
well-being and strengthen communities. The money raised was earmarked for the food programs at
Newburgh and Centreville Public Schools, which operate within the chapter’s jurisdiction.
Peter Mouncey, Principal at Centreville and Newburgh Public Schools, applauds this three-way
partnership between his schools, the Food Sharing Project and the Newburgh-Camden chapter of the
Lions Club. Through generous donations from individuals and community groups, the organization of
staff at The Food Sharing Project, and the volunteer efforts of students and staff members at the schools,
students benefit every day from healthy snacks. “Having their daily nutritional needs met means that
students have healthy bodies and active minds,” says Mouncey.
“Research and our school educators tell us that students who eat nutritious food at school are more
engaged in their learning, can focus better on tasks and can have more positive social interactions
throughout the day,” says Mills., “This generous locally focused contribution goes a long way to help us
provide healthy food to schools.”
For more information about The Food Sharing Project, or to make a donation, visit their website at: